Thanks for 10 Amazing Years in Guatemala!

This year marked our Iowa MOST’s 10th trip to Guatemala.  Some have come every year; for others, it was their first time.  But no matter how many times you go, it’s always a life-changing experience.

Personally, I’ve felt so supported on this trip, by people at home as well as in Guatemala.  Everywhere we went, people wanted to shake our hands and tell us thank you for coming.  Even the flight attendant on the way out of Guatemala said “Thank you” over the intercom.  It almost makes me feel guilty because it felt like I was getting so much more than I was giving.  Because the truth is, we’re all lucky to be there – lucky to meet these people, lucky to get to share a week of our lives with them, and most of all, lucky to get a new view of the world that you only get when you step outside your comfort zone and connect with people who may be entirely different than you.  The trick is bringing that new perspective back  home where it hopefully makes you a more generous and compassionate person.

There are so many people who supported us on this trip.  Here are just a few who made the trip possible.

Here are some pictures of the love we were shown on the trip.

Staff at Hospital Salus with a cake celebrating our 10 year anniversary.

Staff at Hospital Salus with a cake celebrating our 10 year anniversary.

Huehuetenango Rotarians at the meeting they invited us to.

Huehuetenango Rotarians at the meeting they invited us to.

This sign marks all that Rotarians, both locally and in the States, have done to support the villages in the Cuchumatanes Mountains.

This sign marks all that Rotarians, both locally and in the States, have done to support the villages in the Cuchumatanes Mountains.

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